002 – Sam Means of Hello Merch (Part Two)

Sam Means

About Sam Means

Sam Means, formerly one-half of the band The Format with Nate Ruess, gave up the life of a touring musician for a quieter life in Phoenix, Arizona with his family. After The Format broke up, he started a successful company called Hello Merch that, today, sells merchandise for over 100 bands, artists, and even companies like WordPress.

In part two, Sam and I talk about how he started his company Hello Merch after the breakup of The Format. We also talk about the importance of taking risks in life (while still having things to fall back on), his upcoming solo album 10 Songs, and the benefits of having a six-year-old daughter around to listen to your songs.

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